The UCSF Pancreas Center diagnoses and treats patients with a wide range of pancreatic disorders, from benign tumors to pancreatitis and cancer. Our team includes specialists in anesthesia, gastroenterology, neurology, nursing, psychology and surgery. Patients may have the opportunity to participate in studies – called clinical trials – of the latest experimental therapies.
The Pancreas Center was founded in 2012 by Dr. Margaret Tempero. Our mission is to advance the care of patients with pancreatic diseases through prevention, early detection, individual treatment and research. Our patient care practice is located in the Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Clinic at Mission Bay. Our specialists also treat patients in the Gastrointestinal Surgery Clinic at Parnassus.
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Our providers are available for patient appointments throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place order. Appointment options for new and current patients include:
- Video visits
- In-person visits at UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center locations for diagnostic evaluation, urgent lab work, infusion and radiation therapy
The health, safety and well-being of our patients remains our top priority. Accordingly, UCSF has infection prevention practices and protocols in place at all of our facilities.
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Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Clinic
Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Gastrointestinal Surgery at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Pancreas Transplant Services
400 Parnassus Ave., Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Total Pancreatectomy – Islet Auto-Transplant (TP-IAT) Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0780
Cancer Center Redwood City
2900 Whipple Ave., Suite 115
Redwood City, CA 94062
Cancer Center San Mateo
218 DeAnza Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94402
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UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Research
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